Department of Human Services
Immigrant Legal & Support Services

Office

Address
106 S. St. Mary's, 7th Floor
San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone
210.207.8198

Fax
210.207.4254

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Staff

  • Melody Woosley
    Director
  • Edward Gonzales
    Assistant Director
  • Jessica Dovalina
    Assistant Director

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The City of San Antonio is committed to strengthening coordination and connection to services for San Antonio’s immigrant community. The FY 2018 City Budget added a position to serve as the first City Immigration Community Liaison under the Office of the City Manager. This position will work with the community, stakeholder groups, nonprofit and interfaith organizations to establish a strong network to coordinate and connect San Antonio’s immigrant community to services.

LEGAL SERVICES FOR LOW-INCOME SAN ANTONIO RESIDENTS

The City funds three legal service providers to assist low-income San Antonio residents and educate the community on immigrant rights and legal representation. These legal services include education seminars, counseling, and legal representation on a variety of issues including veteran issues, landlord-tenant, identification recovery for homeless, immigration, and simple wills. The following three providers are funded by the City:

American Gateways

Catholic Charities of San Antonio

  • Website: https://ccaosa.org/
  • Services provided: Immigration legal services for low-income residents of Bexar County, know your rights trainings, refugee resettlement, social services including a food pantry, clothes closet, and emergency financial assistance.

Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)

  • Website: https://www.raicestexas.org/
  • Services provided: Immigration legal services for low income Texas residents and asylum seekers, know your rights presentations, refugee resettlement, and payment of immigration bonds.

The following legal service providers are not funded by the City, but in partnership with the City of San Antonio, they are resources on immigrant rights and legal representation.

CARA Project

  • Website: http://caraprobono.org/
  • Services provided: Legal services to families detained in the Dilley and Karnes City, Texas detention center

Interfaith Welcome Coalition

Justice For Our Neighbors

San Antonio Sanctuary Network

The Migrant Center for Human Rights

  • Website: https://migrantcenter.org/
  • Services provided: Immigration legal services for low income immigrants and asylum seekers, know your rights presentations for detained immigrants.

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

SUPPORT SERVICES

Department of Human Services programs – including Senior Services, Head Start, Family Assistance, and more – are open and available to all immigrants and all populations in the San Antonio community. For more information on DHS services, please call 210.207.7830.